XR New York City last weekend risked arrest to shut down the American Museum of Natural History. Activists performed die in and speak outs. This following a protest at the Guggenheim Museum, which included singing. Over a dozen activists were arrested during the weekend of action, which was advertised as the “Art Rebellion.”
Today, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., Declare Emergency supporter Geor Green painted the words “Honor Them” next to the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment—the first regiment of African Americans to serve in the Civil War.
On Saturday morning, Extinction Rebellion supp-orters disrupted a Christies art auction. The two XR supporters left the audience, and approached the podium shouting, "No art on a dead planet." They were shortly removed by security.
Two Just Stop Oil supporters smashed the glass cover of The Rokeby Venus, once slashed by a suffragette.
On2Ottawa Supporter Kaleb throws pink paint at Tom Thomson’s Northern River and glues himself to the ground
In Canada, Tuesday, August 29th, global civil resistance against a wayward system continues with On2Ottawa supporter Kaleb throwing paint onto a million dollar work of art.
Two supporters of Just Stop Oil threw soup a Van Gogh Painting, Sunflowers, Oct 14th, 2022. The two women walked into the room in the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, in which the ‘Sunflowers’ is hung and at 11am threw the contents of two tins of Heinz Tomato soup over the painting which has an estimated value of $84.2 million. Since then, this action has come to be known as the Iconic “Soup Throwing” action.
Looking Back: Young supporters of Just Stop Oil glue themselves to a Constable at the National Gallery - July 4th, 2022
July 4th, 2022, Two young supporters of Just Stop Oil glued onto the frame, of a Constable painting at the National Gallery in London after covering it with a reimagined version. They are calling for the government to end new oil and gas licenses and for art institutions to join them in civil resistance.
As part of a slew of actions taking place recently, This is Rigged members defaced the protective glass of a portrait of King Charles III with the slogan, “The People are Mightier than the Lord.” This is part of a sustained series of actions in which This Is Rigged “shut down the Scottish oil industry.”
In an unprecedented moment of bravery for a stateside transgressive climate action, two beautiful activists cover the Little Dancer in an improving mix of black and white - highlighting the dire need to turn our attention to humanity’s greatest threat - climate Change.